Kamuzu Barack and Mzuni FC have clashed over the formers demand to pocket the two teams gate revenue cut from their TNM Super League match at Kasungu Stadium this Saturday.
Mzuni FC says the arrangement would be reimbursement for expenses they incurred when their initial match in May was postponed at the eleventh hour in Lilongwe.
But KB has refused the demand saying they did not agree to that.
In a letter addressed to Super League of Malawi (Sulom), Mzuni have warned that they would boycott the match if the demand is ignored.
A match on 19 may was called-off by Sulom after KB reported that they would not pitch because their players and officials were assigned to provide security during the tripartite elections.
However, Mzuni FC clamed this postponement cost them over K450 000 in expenses of food, transport and accommodation.
Mzuni said it already agreed with Sulom on the gate collection arrangement, In the letter dated August 12, 2019, but wanted the league-runner to formalize the agreement.it demanded that Kamuzu Barracks should also be communicated to regarding the position that they will not get any money from the gate collections…,” the letter signed by Mzuni general secretary Donnex Chilonga reads in part.
The team also hit out at Solum for rescheduling the match before resolving the issue it raised earlier which required a refund for the expenses they incurred or awarding of three points to Mzuni.
“Your proceeding to reschedule the game without addressing our concerns explains a lot of about demeaning and disrespecting character,” the letter reads.
Mzuni has since given Sulom until Thursday to meet their demands or they will boycott the match.
Tiya Nsomba Banda president of Sulom, described Mzuni’s demand yesterday as “not Justifiable”
He could not take further questions in an interview through WhatsApp.
Sulom rules stipulate that a game cancellation should be effective 48 hours before kick-off.
But in an earlier interview, Somba Banda justified the eleventh hour cancellation of the match, saying: “We just had to give priority to matters of national interest.” On his part, KB general secretary Steve Kakuza dismissed Mzuni’s gate collection demands, arguing: “How can that happen? If they have their money problems we also have got our own problems.”